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Microsoft responds to Windows 10 privacy policy concerns

computerworld.com — It's another firestorm out there, now that folks have started analyzing the new privacy policies for Windows 10. Many of the criticisms stem from a reading of one particular policy statement, which seems to indicate that Microsoft will normally protect your personal information...except in those cases when they won't protect your personal information.
Aug 04, 2015

CW: Microsoft responded to me directly about the Win 10 privacy policies computerworld.com/article/295677… @computerworld @idgcn

Summer beach gear with a techie spin

foxnews.com — Don't let the summer doldrums bring you down. This tech gear will liven up any beach excursion and make you want to soak up the rays for even longer. This year, GoPro released a new beach-worthy action cam called the Session while there's a brand new paddleboard that inflates in minutes.

Apple Would Do Us All a Favor By Eliminating Voice Mail Forever

inc.com — News slipped out this week that Apple may be offering us a wonderful, long-delayed gift. For those who use an iPhone, the Cupertino tech monolith might be empowering Siri, their handy voice assistant, with the ability to transcribe your voice mail and send it to you as text.
Aug 03, 2015

Apple would make us all incredibly happy if it (successfully) eliminates voice mail forever. inc.com/john-brandon/a…

Aug 03, 2015

RT @Inc: Finally: Apple might use Siri to transcribe all voicemails @jmbrandonbb bit.ly/1DngpFx

3 Signs of a Selfish (and Highly Incompetent) Leader

inc.com — Take a quick look around the office. Do you have any managers working for you (or with you) who are running around like a chicken trying to find a date? Anyone seem like they have insider information on how to brew the best coffee?

10 Things to Know About Microsoft Windows 10

inc.com — Quick, name some big tech news from this week. If you think it's how Apple is dominating the smartphone market (again), think twice. Or, maybe...ten times. That's right, Microsoft Windows 10 has hit the Internets (intentional misspelling, natch) and that means you should immediately go ahead and download it onto your laptop, right?

Don't bother with Microsoft Windows 10 until you read this

computerworld.com — Wait, doesn't it always make sense to download something for free? Microsoft released their brand new operating system this week, and you can grab it at no cost, but make sure you know exactly what you are getting into before you upgrade. Let me be your Guinea Pig on this one.
Jul 30, 2015

CW: Hold the phone on Windows 10 -- read this first computerworld.com/article/295499… @computerworld @idgcn

Jul 31, 2015

Don't bother with Microsoft Windows 10 until you read this ow.ly/Qkk1q

The Real Reason You Should Give Employees Positive Feedback

inc.com — There's a really good reason you need to give your employees (or any colleague or coworker) positive feedback. It's not always to create a healthy atmosphere or to make people feel good, although those things are incredibly important. Feedback is more than a tool of direction and instruction.

Want a 2x Productivity Boost? End Each Day Doing This

inc.com — There's something about the thought process we go through at the end of the day. We get a little tired and worn out, a bit reflective-and a bit overwhelmed. It's also the perfect time to evaluate what you accomplished during the day and make a plan for tomorrow.

The real truth about driving a 2015 Kia Soul electric car

computerworld.com — Say what you want about the environmental benefits of driving an electric car, the cold hard truth is that they tend to be incredibly economically if you live in an urban area. You can drive one all day, charge at night, and barely pay enough in power costs to match one gallon of gas -- especially if you go off-peak.

Why It's Finally Time to Close Your Google+ Account

inc.com — How do you elegantly shut down a service no one really uses anymore? For small business owners, that's a tough question. You can throw a sadsack party for an aging product line or come up with some fancy new replacement. For Google, the confusing mess known as Google+ has become a bit of a nightmare.
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Aug 04, 2015

What are some of your fav business expressions e.g. herding cats, boiling the ocean...?

Aug 04, 2015

CW: Microsoft responded to me directly about the Win 10 privacy policies computerworld.com/article/295677… @computerworld @idgcn

Aug 04, 2015

Very recently, more people have been trying this than when it first came out: inc.com/john-brandon/t… @inc

Aug 04, 2015

@brickk Which means you just proved my point -- I engaged plenty but when it doesn't amount to anything you move on to nets that work

Aug 04, 2015

@brickk I've engaged plenty, but got bored when it never led to anything. It's always crickets.

Aug 04, 2015

@brickk All of my accounts are failed accounts. It is not hard to type my name.

Aug 04, 2015

@brickk So you are asking me the journalist to prove why you are not the anomaly? No logic here at all.

Aug 04, 2015

@brickk "yyou didn't put in enough effort in" is seriously flawed thinking. You're defending a flawed network with flawed thinking



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